El Palacio de Linares already have me in their corner, but I’m diving full in on the band’s forthcoming effort, Largos Agotadores. Once their latest single starts, there’s a quick verse before we’re thrust forward in these upbeat twanging guitar lines and precision percussion. As the song moves, I’m repeatedly charmed by the band’s combination of male/female vocals; it completely captures that emotional appeal that so often makes music timeless in its presentation. And, just because they like to toy with your emotions, the band pull back momentarily to work the vocal atop a lightly strummed guitar, just before bounding off happily. The group’s new effort will drop on January 31st via Pretty Olivia Records.
I spent the entirety of this holiday break hanging with old friends and kicking it with my baby daughter; I want those vibes to continue before I have to think about the rest of the world. The best way for me to escape is with some light-hearted indiepop to start off the work-week, so I’m bringing you another gem from El Palacio de Linares. For me, though I speak Spanish, it’s great to have this emotional attachment to the light jangling guitar work first, before working back to translate the lyrics; I think you’ll catch the same sentiment just by spending a quick couple of minutes with this tune. If you love it, keep an eye out, as the band will drop their new LP, Largos Agotadores, via Pretty Olivia Records in early 2019.
I’m always trying to keep up with the great Spanish indiepop scene, but as soon as I’m charmed, someone else pops up with something brilliant that puts me right where I started. This joyful tune from El Palacio de Linares is winning Friday for me; it has this solid harmony hiding in the shades of some jittery guitar shuffling. Plus, the whole song is about and a deer and a hedgehog, or so says the title, so why wouldn’t I be won over? You’ll be able to find this tune on Largos Agotadores, the newest LP out in early 2019 on Pretty Olivia Records.
A ways back we tossed up this really great single from The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness, and now we bring you the joyous B-side track from their split 7″ with The Tree House Melodies. Every time I listen to this track, I keep thinking this is what Teenage Fanclub would sound like if they never used a distortion pedal again. It’s got a slight bit of bounce in the lightly jangling guitars, and the voice seems to hold onto this sense of longing. All together it carries this understated power-pop vibe, giving you a sense of a fireside chat with one of your favorite artists. You’re going to want to get your hands on this new 7″ from Pretty Olivia Records.
Did you love that Tres Oui LP? Well, just imagine that album, stripped of Stevesie; you’ll get a clean indiepop sound, which is precisely what Young Scum are offering us on this new single. It ends up giving the band a more spritely version of the pop the Lucksmiths were crafting, but I know these guys have a penchant for distortion, so perhaps we’ll get a mix of both to delight us. Only time will tell, as the band will release their debut LP via Citrus City and Pretty Olivia Records on July 6th.